Kerala receives 36% less rainfall by end-June

The previous lowest rainfall was recorded in June 1983 (322.8 mm) and 2019 (358.5 mm), according to the Meteorological Department.

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Thiruvananthapuram, First Published Jun 30, 2021, 6:51 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala received less rainfall at the end of June. June 2021 is the third-lowest rainfall in 39 years, according to IMD figures. The rainfall received in June was 36% less than the forecast. The average rainfall from June 1 to June 30 is 408.4 mm, while the average rainfall in Kerala is expected to be 643 mm in June.

The previous lowest rainfall was recorded in June 1983 (322.8 mm) and 2019 (358.5 mm), according to the Central Meteorological Department. The highest rainfall was recorded in June 2013 at 1042.7 mm in June alone.

All the districts received less rainfall than usual this time. Thiruvananthapuram (55% less) and Palakkad (50% less) districts have the lowest. India has received 182.9 mm of rainfall so far, an increase of 10%. The yield is 166.9 mm. Out of 37 states including Union Territory, 25 received normal / above normal rainfall. Eleven states including Kerala received less rainfall.

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021, 6:53 PM IST

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